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City Accepting Applications for Community, Special Events Grants
The City is now accepting applications from organizations that provide community programs available to Newport Beach residents, and from qualified event organizers seeking financial support for Newport Beach-based events.
To qualify for the special events grant, the events must take place between July 1, 2021 and June 30, 2022.
The application deadline for both grant programs is Thursday, May 13, at 5 p.m.
Community Programs Grants
The City will provide $60,000 in grants to qualifying organizations to enhance services or programs offered for residents.
To qualify for the grants, organizations must offer programs or services to Newport Beach residents. Submitting an application does not guarantee a grant award. Applications are evaluated based on the eligibility, qualifications, evaluation criteria, and requirements as outlined for the program.
For more information and the online application, visit newportbeachca.gov/grants. Applications submitted after the deadline of Thursday, May 13 at 5 p.m. will not be accepted.
Special Events Grants
Special event grants are available in two categories of events:
- Community and Charitable Events. Events that serve or benefit local organizations and causes, and/or provide recreational, cultural, social benefits to Newport Beach residents. Newport Beach-based organizations and events that serve the Newport Beach community specifically, and those that pay or incur City of Newport Beach fees, will be considered in this category.
- Signature Events. Large-scale events of 3,000 or more people, based in Newport Beach, that promote Newport Beach regionally, attract visitors, and provide measurable economic benefits to the City.
The grant program is designed to assist special event organizers with costs associated with hosting an event in Newport Beach. It is a competitive process, and submitting an application for the grants does not guarantee funding. Applicants are encouraged to review the information and program overview to gain an understanding of the program’s eligibility, qualification, and evaluation criteria and how the grants are funded.
For additional information on the Special Event Grants or to submit an application, visit: https://www.newportbeachca.gov/government/departments/recreation-senior-services/grants
Applications submitted after the deadline of Thursday, May 13 at 5 p.m. will not be accepted.
The Federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is responding to an outbreak of respiratory disease caused by a novel (new) coronavirus that was first detected in China and has now been detected globally. The virus has been named “SARS-CoV-2” and the disease it causes has been named “coronavirus disease 2019” (abbreviated “COVID-19”).
The City of Newport Beach is working with federal, state, and local partners including the CDC, the OC Health Care Agency (OCHCA), and health care providers to prepare and appropriately care for people who may be at risk for illness associated with COVID-19 or who have tested positive for COVID-19. This is a rapidly changing situation, and we will share more as we are updated from our colleagues at the local, state and/or federal level.
- The Governor of California enacted an Executive Order for all individuals living in the State of California to stay home or at their place of residence except for essential needs
- It is imperative for everyone to practice social distancing by keeping at least six feet away from others when performing essential need activities outside of your homes.
- Cover your nose and mouth with a tissue when you cough or sneeze. Throw the tissue in the trash after you use it.
- Wash your hands often with soap and water, especially after you cough or sneeze. Alcohol-based hand cleaners are also effective.
- Try to avoid close contact with sick people.
- If you get sick with influenza, the CDC recommends that you stay home from work or school and limit contact with others to limit spreading the infection.
- For more information, please visit the following websites: